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Ayesha Kiani

Managing Director at Republic Crypto

Ayesha Kiani is the Managing Director at Republic Crypto - a trusted presale token fundraising platform for all types of investors. She was previously at SingularDTV, a Consensys spoke. She's a Venture Partner at NextGen Ventures and a Board Member for Ventures for America. She has a Bachelors in Finance from Stern and JD from NYU Law School. She previously worked at Skadden.

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Ronald D. Miller

Chairman of StartEngine

Ronald D. Miller is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur having visualized, founded, built and sold five companies through management buyouts, private equity firms, private investors and public markets.

Currently, Ron is the Chairman of StartEngine, one of the industry’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms. At StartEngine, his mission is to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams. StartEngine has over 150,000 registered investors on the platform.

In addition to his Chairmanship of StartEngine, Ron is actively engaged as a partner/advisor in several start up and growth companies both in and out of the tech sector.

Ron also serves as an instructor for courses at the UCLA Anderson School of Business/Price Center for Entrepreneurship. In the past, Ron has taught innovative courses as at the University of California Riverside, University of California San Diego and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Over the past 25 years, Ron has accumulated a wealth of experience in building, leading and empowering executives and teams to deliver extraordinary results. His rich mix of marketing, sales, IT, operations and financial experience has enabled him to see things others do not. He has an extensive track record of visualizing the strategic picture, defining opportunities and producing measurable results through disciplined and documented systems.

Ron’s success has been publicly recognized as a four time INC 500/5000 Award recipient and as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award Finalist. He also owns the trademark for “Doing Well by Doing Good TM.”

Ron also serves as a board member to YPO Angeleno, USC Grief School of Entrepreneurship, West Coast Care and several for profit corporations. Ron founded the San Diego Chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). Ron is a member of the CNBC-YPO Chief Executive Network and the LA Mayor's Council on Technology and Innovation.

Ron has also served as a legislative intern in the US Senate and the British House of Commons.

With the continuing success of his companies, Ron has been featured in publications such as the Washington Post , Forbes, Los Angeles Times, CBS, INC, Chicago Tribune, The New York Times and Entrepreneur Magazine . Ron lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife and two children.

Ron received his BA in Business Administration with distinction from Michigan State University – Broad College of Business and proceeded to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit School of Law. He is an active member of the California and Michigan Bar Associations.

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StartEngine is a leading security offering platform that tokenizes securities for more efficient issuance and trading. Utilizing its expertise in regulated exempt offerings under the Securities Act, StartEngine has helped more than 160 companies raise capital and has over 150,000 registered prospective investors. Based in Los Angeles, the company was created in 2014 by Howard Marks, co-founder of Activision, and Ron Miller. StartEngine is committed to revolutionizing the ways companies raise capital and to helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. StartEngine Crowdfunding is a not a broker-dealer, funding portal or investment adviser. StartEngine Capital, LLC is a funding portal registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Gregory Keough

Founder, Institute for Blockchain Innovation (IBI) & CEO, Finova Financial

Mr. Keough is founder of the IBI and a pioneer in the Security Token Industry. Keough is a sought-after speaker and a leader in using the blockchain in the tokenization of assets. Mr. Keough is the creator of the JOBS Crypto Offering (JCO) a compliant open source initiative to raising capital on the blockchain.

As CEO of Finova Financial, Keough has raised over $100M from Silicon Valley VCs and private equity firms and driven the company’s mission to transform the future of global banking through the creation of fair and affordable digital financial services for consumers outside of formal financial systems.

Finova is now working to transform the traditional capital raising process through the creation of digital equity securities (equity tokens) to be traded in cryptocurrency on the blockchain through the JOBS Crypto Offering (JCO) backed by numerous pioneers in the blockchain and crypto space.

Keough is a serial entrepreneur who previously served as CEO of a MasterCard Telefonica joint venture for global Mobile Financial Services, and over the last 20 years was founder and CEO of multiple venture-backed companies going back to the early days of the internet.

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